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Noun edit

man-of-war bird (plural man-of-war birds)

  1. Any of various (especially predatory) seabirds, especially a frigatebird or the Arctic skua. [from 18th c.]
    • 1790, William Bligh, A Narrative of the Mutiny:
      [A]s I saw the same again in the morning, and some men of war birds, I was led to believe we were not far from land.